"Djenné: mixed feelings..." Top 5 Page for this destination Djenne by F_Meignant

Djenne Travel Guide: 75 reviews and 210 photos

Nice city for sure. It has been listed in Unesco’s World Heritage. The mosque (first built in 1280) is fantastic. There are nice pieces of architecture everywhere. The market (on monday) is considered as one of the most beautiful in Western Africa…

Despite all this, I was a bit disappointed. Probably after the magical Mopti. Too many tourists. Too much noise on my opinion. Too much harassing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Architecture, market
  • Cons:Harassing, too many tourists...
  • In a nutshell:I would not live in a museum.
  • Last visit to Djenne: Jan 2003
  • Intro Written Oct 23, 2003
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  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2006 at 2:13 AM

    impressive architecture, nice hisstory and legend

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2004 at 1:29 PM

    Beautiful pictures, bringing back so many wonderful memories....

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 1:00 AM

    This is full of must have information for the tourist to Djenne..........more great photos of an interesting place. Thank you.

  • Feb 22, 2004 at 11:12 PM

    I remember the picture of a young beautiful fulani many many years ago. She was looking straight at me, thousands of kilometres away.

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2004 at 10:16 AM

    I am in need of some "Africa". It feels sooo good walking around through your beautiful pages. Thanks for sharing.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2003 at 12:42 AM

    Very good page, Francois. Too bad you could not enjoy Djenné as much - still you explained the reasons very well!

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 4:29 AM

    Francois! what an extraordinary page! the story about the Fulani women is intriguing! I learned new thing reading your page and your photos are beautiful!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 8:44 PM

    Wonderful pictures and travelogues !! I was lucky, no tourists or fake guides around, early morning in 1989.

  • seratonin's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 1:50 AM

    Wow, great images! your travelogues are fabulous! But the con, that there are too many tourists, and your tip to visit djenne best with a big group to avoid the fake guides... hmm....

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2003 at 12:13 PM

    Most interesting. Now I will look at the travelogues.

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